Oven-Baked BBQ Ribs

Oven-Baked BBQ Ribs

When time and/or weather prevents us from getting to the smoker, this oven method for barbecued baby back ribs works great.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 250 F.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the brown sugar, salt, paprika, pepper, chipotle, thyme, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl and mix.
  3. Step 3

    Place each rack of ribs in the center of its own large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil and apply the dry rub to each side of the two racks (more so on the meat side).
  4. Step 4

    Wrap each rack in foil and place the two foil-wrapped racks on a baking sheet and place in oven.
  5. Step 5

    Bake for 2 hours.
  6. Step 6

    Remove the ribs from the oven, and, using tongs , open the foil. Place racks on one piece of the foil on a baking sheet and brush barbecue sauce on both sides. Turn up the oven temperature to 350 F.
  7. Step 7

    Return ribs to the oven. Continue cooking, brushing on more barbecue sauce occasionally, until the ribs are fork-tender and well glazed, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Remove and let rest for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
  9. Step 9

    Cut ribs can be tossed in additional sauce if desired.